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An Intensive 5 - Day Training Course

Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)
for the Oil and Gas Industry

Communicating Hazard Information and Implementing Protective Measures

Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)  for the Oil and Gas Industry

Scheduled Dates

Date: Location: Fee: Enrollment:
24 - 28 Oct 2021 Dubai - UAE $4,950
06 - 10 Feb 2022 Dubai - UAE $4,950
23 - 27 Oct 2022 Dubai - UAE $4,950

*Exclusive of VAT

Why Choose this Training Course?

The Hazard Communication Standard, or HCS, also sometimes known as HAZCOM – is an information and training standard for the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace, designed to reduce the incidence of chemically related injuries and illnesses. The Hazard Communication Standard is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals or GHS. This update to HCS will provide a common approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. OSHA's Chemical Hazard Communication Standard is based on a simple concept that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to while working. This HAZCOM Standard is known as OSHA's Worker Right to Know Standard and is designed to provide you with the information you need to work safely.

This PetroKnowledge training course covers basic OSHA requirements for proper communication methods about hazardous chemicals in any workplace, including the modification of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard to conform with the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements. This workshop has been designed to ensure effective communication happens. It is designed to support anyone providing information about, or attending, chemical incidents, and addresses the need to make a rapid, relevant and reliable response to requests for hazardous material information from the emergency services.

This training course will highlight:

  • Hazardous materials management principles
  • Physical and chemical properties of materials
  • Toxicology and risk sssessment
  • Environmental fate of hazardous materials
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Worker health and safety
  • Emergency management
  • Transportation of hazardous materials

What are the Goals?

This training course will focus on the responsibilities of the employer in establishing and implementing an effective hazard communication program.

By the end of this training course you should be able to:

  • Identify essential resources essential for effective hazardous materials management.
  • Identify the physical hazards of chemicals, and categorize chemicals according to their hazards and physical characteristics.
  • List the primary hazard communications standard responsibilities for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and employers.
  • Describe the four basic elements of the hazard communications program.
  • Discuss the nature of chemical hazards and the types of exposures they present in the oil and gas industries.
  • List the information required on each of the four types of hazardous chemical containers.
  • Describe each of the 16 sections of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
  • Identify the basic requirements of the hazard communication training program.

Who is this Training Course for? 

This training course is for anyone involved in providing a response during a hazardous material incident, either directly or indirectly, who may also need to interact with emergency services.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Dangerous goods safety advisers
  • Health and environment managers
  • Emergency service personnel
  • Safety managers
  • Contractors and Sub-contractors
  • Transport company operators

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This Hazard Communication for the Oil and Gas Industry training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of case examples and case studies of issues in which he has been personally involved.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will benefit as the following:

  • Assess organizational and community values and their impact on hazardous materials management.
  • Gain increased professionalism
  • Be able to improve their present working systems.
  • Accept that team working is of the highest importance when dealing with Hazardous Materials and Chemicals
  • Have the capacity to increase profitability by minimizing wastage and prevention of LTI’s.

Personal Impact

Employees participating in this Hazard Communication for the Oil and Gas Industry training course will:

  • Gain an Understanding of the OSHA law and the requirements of HAZCOM Standards
  • Determine the effectiveness of safety management
  • Recognise recommendations for improvement of safety management
  • Be able to develop safe systems of work for Hazardous Materials
  • Understand the basis of HAZCOM and GHS.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to HAZCOM 

  • Background to the HAZCOM and GHS principles
  • Hazardous materials management principles
  • Physical and chemical properties of materials
  • Toxicology and risk assessment
  • Environmental fate of hazardous materials
  • Legal and regulatory framework

Day Two: GHS Concepts, Implementation and Transportation 

  • Recognizing hazardous materials
  • Identify the purpose of medical surveillance
  • Identify the five basic hazardous materials identification clues
  • Apply knowledge of container shape and size to predict products carried in highway and rail tank cars
  • Use NFPA 704M, HMIS, DOT, and marking systems to identify the presence of hazardous materials
  • Use the emergency response guidebook to identify hazardous materials

Day Three: Hazardous Materials Within the Facility - Protecting Workers and the Investment 

  • Worker health and safety
  • Personal protection and safety
  • Handling and storage of hazardous materials
  • Emergency management
  • On-site waste management
  • Evaluate an incident utilizing the risk/benefit model
  • List ways to prevent or minimize exposure to hazardous materials

Day Four: Hazard Communication Programs 

  • Explain the procedures for decontamination
  • Explain hazard classification requirements
  • Hazard classification
  • Written hazard communication program
  • Labels
  • Safety data sheets
  • GHS pictograms
  • Right to Know

Day Five: Establishing Emergency Protocols 

  • Accidental release
  • Responsible emergency measures
  • Reporting responsibilities and requirements
  • Incident containment
  • Establishing an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP)